Posts By: Ashley Iles, M.D.

Shot of an unrecognizable male doctor checking the blood pressure of a patient while being seated inside of a hospital during the day

What does my blood pressure mean?

Is there a reason why our practitioners check our blood pressure at every visit regardless of the cause? Or is it just a routine protocol that has little effect on our health? There is unfortunately a very good reason. High blood pressure, also termed hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because it often causes no…
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Family medicine: A family-focused alternative for primary care

What is primary care? Primary care refers to medical care given by a provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) who is the first point of contact for patients’ non-emergent symptoms, disease management, and health concerns. It is also encompasses preventative types of care including cancer screening, vaccinations, health maintenance exams, and patient education. Providers…
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